fbi http://kvpr.org en Senate Dems Call For Disgraced Yee To Resign http://kvpr.org/post/senate-dems-call-disgraced-yee-resign <p>Another California State Senator is facing criminal allegations. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento on accusations that surfaced Wednesday against Senator Leland Yee.</p><p>In what the Senate President says sounds like a bad movie, a federal complaint alleges Yee, a Bay Area Democrat, committed wire fraud and gun trafficking. Undercover FBI agents say Yee set up meetings for them on topics ranging from legislation to arms dealing. In return, the agents made contributions to Yee’s Secretary of State campaign.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:20:17 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 30325 at http://kvpr.org Senate Dems Call For Disgraced Yee To Resign Steinberg Refutes Claims He's Under Investigation http://kvpr.org/post/steinberg-refutes-claims-hes-under-investigation <p class="p1">A California Senate Democrat who is under investigation by the FBI says he’s not the only one the Bureau is looking into. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, other Senators are vehemently denying today they're targets of an investigation.</p><p class="p1">Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg told reporters he is not under investigation by the FBI after his fellow Democrat, Senator Ron Calderon, made that claim in a court filing earlier this week. Calderon is under investigation for corruption. Steinberg says his reputation is above reproach.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:11:26 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 24534 at http://kvpr.org Steinberg Refutes Claims He's Under Investigation FBI Affidavit: State Senator Took Bribes in Undercover Sting Operation http://kvpr.org/post/fbi-affidavit-state-senator-took-bribes-undercover-sting-operation <p>An undercover FBI agent poses as a Hollywood executive to lure an elected official into taking bribes for legislation.&nbsp; It sounds like a story Hollywood could have made itself – but in fact, it’s the story laid out in an affidavit that’s sent shockwaves through the California state Capitol.&nbsp; Ben Adler reports from Sacramento.</p><p>This TV report from Wednesday night is the first big development in the case since the FBI raided Democratic State Senator Ron Calderon’s Capitol office earlier this year.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:59:56 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 23900 at http://kvpr.org FBI Affidavit: State Senator Took Bribes in Undercover Sting Operation FBI Raids Two Offices at Capitol http://kvpr.org/post/fbi-raids-two-offices-capitol <p>UPDATE:</p><p>The Senate’s Chief Sergeant-at-Arms has clarified that the second office searched in addition to Calderon’s Capitol office also belonged to the senator.&nbsp; That office had previously been identified as belonging to the Latino Legislative Caucus.</p><p>The Sergeant-at-Arms attributed the confusion to an outdated list of room numbers.&nbsp; Calderon’s auxiliary office and the Latino Legislative Caucus are both across the street from the Capitol in the Legislative Office Building.</p><p>----<br>ORIGINAL STORY:</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:20:22 +0000 Katie Orr 16274 at http://kvpr.org FBI Raids Two Offices at Capitol